New Delhi, Agency. Union Home Minister Amit Shah will lay the foundation stone of Rani Gaidinliu Tribal Freedom Fighters Museum in Tamenglong district of Manipur through video conferencing on Monday. Union Minister for Tribal Affairs Arjun Munda and Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh and other dignitaries will be present on the occasion.

The Ministry of Tribal Affairs has said that the state cabinet has decided to name the museum after the great freedom fighter Queen Gaidinliu and set up the museum in Luangkao, the village of Queen Gaidinliu. Let us inform that about 15 crore rupees have been sanctioned for this project by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs.

The Ministry of Tribal Affairs is celebrating the Amrit Mahotsav week of Independence that began on November 15, which was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi as Tribal Pride Day. Rani Gaidinliu was posthumously awarded the Tamrapatra in 1972, the Padma Bhushan in 1982, the Vivekananda Seva Samman in 1983, the Stree Shakti Puraskar in 1991 and the Bhagwan Birsa Munda Award in 1996.

The Government of India also issued a commemorative stamp of Queen Gaidinliu in 1996. In 2015, on the occasion of his birth centenary celebrations, the Prime Minister released a coin of Rs 100 and a coin of Rs 5 in circulation. The Indian Coast Guard had commissioned a Fast Patrol Vessel ICGS Rani Gaidinliu on 19 October 2016, the release said.

Edited By: Manish Pandey